Keynote Interviews

Christina Economos presents on childhood obesity

An Interview with Christina Economos, PhD

Catalyzing Communities to Reverse the Trend of Childhood Obesity

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View an interview with Dr. Christina Economos, Professor and New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Medical School at Tufts University; Co-Founder and Director of ChildObesity180, as she discusses the state of childhood obesity and interventions being developed to tackle this growing epidemic. She will share her obesity interventions to date targeted at the community level with ability to scale up and reach children across the country.

Hosted by Conference Chair, Dr. David L. Katz


Rajiv Kumar, MD

An Interview with Rajiv Kumar, MD

How Do We Adapt to the Emerging Growth and Evolution of Health Promotion?

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View an interview with Rajiv Kumar, MD President & Chief Medical Officer, Virgin Pulse, as he discusses finding the right balance between a high-tech and a high-touch approach, harnessing the power of big data to drive personalization, engagement, and meaningful outcomes and other important issues –  sharing his vision for the future of health promotion.

Hosted by Conference Chair, Dr. David L. Katz


Ken Pelletier_EpigeneticsAn Interview with Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD

Epigenetics: Change your Genes, Change your Life 

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View an interview with Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Director of the Corporate Health Improvement Program (CHIP) at UCSF, as he discusses the new science of “epigenetics” (or “above the genes”) which, he asserts, indicates that we exert a profound influence over which of our genes will be turned on (expressed) or turned off (suppressed) through our daily, ongoing diet, stress, pharmacy use, as well as our psychosocial, and physical environment. To paraphrase Shakespeare, the fault lies not in our genes but in ourselves.

Hosted by Conference Chair, Dr. David L. Katz